Name: Robert PARRISH
ALIA: Robert /Parish/
Birth: 1635 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA
Death: BEF 5 SEP 1709 in Rumney Marsh, Chelsea, Suffolk, MA
The following copied from Christopher Lane's World Connect db=I3187:
On 28 Oct 1670 a writ was issued against Robert for selling liquor to the indians. His servant Thomas Cooper and his step-son John Cromwell testified against him. His servant also sued him in Nov. 1670. In testimony, a Cornelius Waldo testitfied concerning his step-son that before he had married his second wife (Mercy Crispe), he had "kept John Cromwell very badly in apparell."
Fought in King Philip's war under Capt. Samuel Mosely. Served at the garrison at Dunstable in 1676. "Late in the same year he was appointed as assistant to Col. Jonathan Tyng, in the care of the friendly Indians who were supported by the province and colonized at Dunstable."
Robert was a prominent man in Dunstable. He served as selectman for Dunstable in 1683, 1687, 1688, 1694, and from 1699 to 1702. In 1689 he was a representative. He was also appointed to various committees and involved in petitions to the General Court.
In 1673 Robert was one of the petitioners to set up the new town of Dunstable, where he then moved in 1676.
1705-1709 Chelsea (Rumney March)
Father: Thomas PARRISH b: ABT 1612 in Nayland, Suffolk, England
Mother: Mary (Marie) DANFORTH b: ABT 1618 in Framlingham, Plomesgate, Suffolk, England
Mercy CRISPE b: ABT 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA
11 APR 1667
in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA